Miss Edna Catherine Mack, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Thos. Mack of Viola became the bride of John H. Wilson of Chicago, son
of Mr. Robert Wilson and the late Mrs. Wilson of Galeta, Cal., at a
nuptial mass in Christ the King chapel at Chicago at 7 a.m., September
30, 1937, the 35th wedding anniversary of the bride's parents. The Rev.
Patrick Gleeson officiated.
Attending the bride was Miss Matilda Welinske of Evanston, as
bridesmaid. Mr. Francis Sloan of Calumet City, served as best man.
The Bridal Chorus" from Lohengrin was played by Miss Mary
Jane Ryan as the bridal party took their places at the altar. At the
offertory Miss Ryan sang "Ave Maria" and at the communion
"Oh, Lord I Am Not Worthy." Mendelssohn's Wedding march was
played at the recessional.
The bride was attired in a coronation blue velvet gown fashioned
princess style, ankle length with accessories to match. She wore a
corsage of gardenias and lilies of the valley. She carried a white pearl rosary.
The bridesmaid wore a gown of American beauty velvet fashioned in
the princess lines, ankle length with accessories to match. Her corsage
was small yellow chrysanthemums. The bride presented the bridesmaid with
a yellow gold bracelet.
Following the ceremony a breakfast was served to the bridal party
at the Lauer Sister's restaurant, Beverly Hills, Chicago.
The party then motored to the home of the bride's parents in
Viola, where a wedding dinner was served at 1 p.m. to 30 guests. The
bride's table was decorated with blue and silver, the bride's chosen
colors; in the center was a tiered wedding cake.
A reception was held for friends and relatives from 2:30 to 5 p.m.
Mrs. Wilson graduated from the I. C. academy of Davenport, Ia.,
and St. Anthony nurses training school of Rock Island. She later took
post-graduate work at Cook county hospital in Chicago. For the past year
she has been employed at the Little Company of Mary hospital in
Evergreen Park, Ill.
Mr. Wilson was educated in South Dakota school and is employed by
the New Your Central railroad.
Guests from Chicago who attended the wedding were Mr. and Mrs.
Ernest Carpentier, Miss Margaret Homerding, Dr. Walter Pursait.